American Idol: Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey
Minaj vs Mariah!
Despite the existence of reports claiming a brewing storm between “American Idol” judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, the hip hop star tells Access Hollywood she’s impatient with her diva persona.
A reporter from Access Hollywood’s interviewed Nicki at the launch of her Pink Friday fragrance at Macy’s in NYC on Monday where she dished about the reported drama with her fellow “Idol” judge.
She said “this season will be like you’ve never seen it before and I have to honestly say that,” when asked about the FOX reality competition debuting this winter. First and foremost, Nicki said she has the utmost respect for her fellow judge.
“Mariah’s a legend and I just want to say that… I’m sitting next to woman who’ve I looked up to since I can remember enjoying music. My mother and I bonded to Mariah and I told her that, before even ‘American Idol,’” she explained. “It’s obvious that we both have strong personalities, but ultimately, there’s respect there and I think if nothing else, it’ll make for really great TV.”
The chart-topping star said that the panel, which includes Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, is enjoying spending time together.
“It’s fun. People are gonna laugh and people are gonna have a lot of fun… we just laugh ultimately at everything,” she said. “Do we get one slap during the season?” Michellepressed. “I’m under contract… I can’t say, but yes – knowing me – there’ll be a slap somewhere in this season! You know what; I’m just trying to nullify my diva-ness right now. I just wanna not be a diva at all.”
We’ll see about that Nicki…
Article By Emma Sankey